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Shanghai - the last part of the old town

October 2nd 2009
Seven hours walking around the old lanes in what is left of the old town in Shanghai, poking inside the antique markets and feeling the fabric in the cloth market wasn't enough to really get to the bottom of the people living here. I saw real beauty. In the women's faces, the old traditional skills mending shoes and tailoring, the old houses divided up in 1949 to house 4 or 5 families, all hi ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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